Living at Crown
The Housing Experience
At UC Santa Cruz students are housed in small-scale residential communities providing smaller, close-knit living environments. Live-in student and professional staff members provide orientation, support services, safety and crisis response, and a variety of social, educational, and cultural programs for residents.
First year students generally live in their college’s residence halls. Residence halls have common bathrooms and a combination of shared and private bedrooms. Our college has apartments as an option in subsequent years.
For more comprehensive information about housing at UCSC check out housing.ucsc.edu.
Common Housing Questions
Your housing assignment will be sent to your UCSC e-mail account by mid-August (or mid-December for new winter students). The e-mail will include your hall name, room type, and roommate information. Move-In information will also accompany your housing assignment.
You will be able to receive mail and packages at your college’s mail room. You will receive your mailbox number after you arrive on campus to move into your room. Due to limited space, it is not possible to have mail sent to the University prior to your arrival. Packages and mail sent to the University prior to new student move-in will be returned to sender, so be sure to have it arrive after you do.
For more Frequently Asked Questions related to housing, be sure to check out UCSC’s Housing FAQ.
- All future email will be sent to your UCSC email address. If you need help logging into your new email, see How to Access UCSC Google Email.
- For information for students living at Crown College, please take the time to review the Frequently Asked Questions.
- If you have any disabilities or need for special accommodation, please visit the Disability Resource Center website at drc.ucsc.edu and file a Housing Accommodation Form.
- If you have questions about living on campus that are not on the FAQ, please email the Crown/Merrill Housing Office, or visit housing.ucsc.edu